Lithium in 2012

Mining Engineering



In 2012, estimated world lithium consumption was about 28 kt (31,000 st) of lithium contained in minerals and compounds, an 8 percent increase from that of 2011. Estimated U.S. consumption was about 2 kt (2,200 st) of contained lithium, the same as that of 2011. The United States was thought to rank fourth in consumption of lithium and remained the leading importer of lithium carbonate and the leading producer of value-added lithium materials. One company, Rockwood Lithium Inc., produced lithium compounds from domestic brine resources near Silver Peak, NV.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Lithium in 2012
Series title Mining Engineering
Volume 65
Issue 7
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher SME
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
Description 2 p.
First page 63
Last page 64
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